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In this Issue
A Message From Our Executive Director – Resources to Help You
Our COVID-19 Resource Hotline is Open for Your Questions
East Bay EDA Recovery Survey
Complimentary Human Resources Hotline for Employers
Bouncing Back

A Message From Our Executive Director

The launch of this new monthly newsletter comes during a time of such great need. Businesses and individuals in our community are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. The number of jobseekers continues to rise as companies in the area are forced to lay off or furlough workers.

This is an extremely challenging time. But we at the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County believe we will bounce back. We’ll come back strong as a community, bolstered by the support of a network of workforce development agencies and organizations working together to help get businesses and jobseekers back on their feet.

Toward that end, today we launched #bouncebackcontracosta, a campaign to build awareness around the resources available to help employers and jobseekers during this time. We’ve revamped our website to make online training resources more convenient, including a dedicated landing page. We hope you’ll check it out and share the link with anyone in the community who you think will benefit.

We will continue to work diligently to provide the resources our county needs during this time. Our team is working remotely and continues to be available to assist you via email and phone.

Donna Van Wert
Executive Director

WDBCCC Resources – Resources to Help You #BounceBack

At this point, the state has processed more than 3 million new unemployment claims, in the midst of COVID-19. Many are reassessing their situation and trying to figure out the next step. It’s a challenging time for so many, and we’re glad to be able to come together with our partners to provide resources through, a new portal to information and training to help Contra Costa county jobseekers and employers as they #bounceback.

This new one-stop landing page will lead you to WDBCCC’s online learning tools, including a three-video workshop series covering resume-writing and cover-letter writing – this is a must-see for those dusting off their resumes and trying to figure out how to get started. Our online offerings also include a video on how to effectively use the CalJOBS platform and an online orientation for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WOIA) services.

Visit and share the link with friends, family and colleagues who you think could benefit from these resources.

Our COVID-19 Resource Hotline is Open For Your Questions

As part of the new Bounce Back Contra Costa campaign, we are providing information and resources to help businesses and employees/jobseekers navigate through the crisis.

Just call our COVID-19 Resource Hotline at 1-833-320-1919 to talk with a member of our team. We are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

You can also email us at

Partner Spotlight

Responses to East Bay EDA Recovery Survey for Businesses Will Help Shape Advocacy Efforts

In its effort to support economic relief and recovery, the East Bay Economic Development Alliance has created a survey designed to gather crucial information about the impacts COVID-19 has had on local businesses. The feedback the organization receives will help it to effectively advocate for resources that can address business’ most important needs.

Take the survey now
Read more about the survey

Complimentary Human Resources Hotline for Employers

Have questions about California labor laws? Starting May 1, you can call the no-cost Human Resources Hotline for Employers at 888-599-7645. WDBCCC has partnered with the California Employers Association to provide Contra Costa County businesses with this complimentary service.

The hotline can provide guidance about hiring and firing processes; paid sick leave laws and FMLA; remote workers; breaks, lunches and overtime; employee handbooks and harassment prevention.

Hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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